Saturday, March 17, 2012

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is a neural development disorder, which affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. It affects 9 in 1,000 children and is usually diagnosed before the age of 3, with early symptoms being impaired social and communication development - both verbally and non-verbally, and repetitive behaviour.
The cause of Autism is not clear, however it is believed that genetics may play a role and there are studies indicating environmental factors may also be involved.
Treatment for Autism includes intensive skill-oriented training focused on the specific needs of the child, and in some cases medications are used to treat specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety or seizures.

Do you love a child with Autism? Show your support and raise awareness with one of The Gift MD's "I Love a Child with Autism" products:

I Heart a Child with Autism shirt

From now until May13, 2012 all royalties earned on ALL The Gift MD products will go to support the Run for Ovarian Cancer in London, Ontario.

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